The course on Global Civics is offered by the Global Civics Academy, and covers issues ranging from climate change to pandemics. Students will examine which centripetal forces are pushing us together, and how they can be managed. The course surveys our options to manage our increasing global interdependence, and provides the tools for each student to come up with their own version of global civics. Lecturers include Hakan Altinay of the Brookings Institution, Amar Bhattacharya of G24, Gareth Evans of Australian National University, Mark Harrison of University of Oxford, Thaddeus Metz of University of Johannesburg, Branko Milanovic of the World Bank, Luis Moreno Ocampo of New York University, Dani Rodrik of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Mohamed Razeen Sally of National University of Singapore, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of Potsdam Institute, Dingli Shen of Fudan University, Javier Solana of ESADE, and Ethan Zuckerman of MIT.
Students have the option to take the course for credit or audit the course. Both options are free. The course is designed as a standard, 14-week, or one semester course. It is commensurate with an advanced undergraduate course at one of the leading universities in the world. The course requires 60-hours of work, and can be completed in as little as a month or as long as a year. Each year, a small group of exceptionally successful students will be invited to join the Global Civics Academy as fellows.